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Child Custody Evaluations: The Good, the Bad and The Ugly – A 2024 Update



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Description:
In a divorce, there may be a child custody dispute. Even if objections arise, one hopes that there will be no question concerning the evaluator’s ethics or objectivity. Elisa Reiter will explore the parameters of child custody evaluations in the context of divorce and modification cases. In-house counsel may be the first individual contacted when employees face litigation such as divorce or modification cases. Often, the greatest battle in a divorce is not about money, but about who will have custody of the children. If there is a custody dispute, a child custody evaluation may be an important aspect of the case. An intrinsic element of child custody disputes is that one or both parties may be dissatisfied with the evaluator’s recommendation. There should be no question concerning the evaluator’s ethics or objectivity. Implicit biases should be addressed as part of any analysis of child custody evaluations.

In dealing with child custody evaluators, attorneys must be mindful of Chapter 4 of the ABA Rules. 
 
We will be discussing the following rules during the presentation:
 
Rule 4.1 Truthfulness in Statements to Others
Rule 4.2 Communication with Person Represented by Counsel
Rule 4.3 Dealing with Unrepresented Person
Rule 4.4 Respect for Rights of Third Persons

30 minutes will be spent on legal ethics.
 
Presenter:

Elisa Reiter is a senior attorney at Underwood Perkins law firm in Dallas, Texas. She has over 15 years of experience practicing family law. Her areas of expertise include divorce, child custody and support modifications, grandparents' rights, LGBT family law, elder law, and premarital and postmarital agreements.

Ms. Reiter graduated from SMU School of Law at age 22 and later returned to teach family law courses. She holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, indicating the highest level of professional excellence. Ms. Reiter focuses her practice on advocating for clients in complex family law matters.


 




Practice Areas: Children & Child Custody, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Family Law, Litigation & Appeals
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 02/13/2024 12:00 PM EST
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 0 Minutes
Online Format: Live
Course Type: Public

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Expiration: 02/12/2025
Training Type: Online

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Speakers:
Elisa Reiter - Senior Attorney | Underwood Perkins PC | Dallas, TX
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